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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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How common is psoriasis?

2 percent: About 2 per cent of the population have psoriasis, most have a mild case which can be treated with cream only. More extensive cases can be helped with laser, sunlsmp or internal drugs. ...Read more

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How common is it to have psoriasis and lupus (sle)?

SLE and Psoriasis: Both are autoimmune diseases, so it is possible although it is not an extremely common occurrence. The association between psoriasis and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) is a very uncommon association. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

What are the common symptoms of psoriasis?

Dry scaly rash: This can be a dry scaly rash on your body, more in sun protected areas and can also involved the nails. See a dermatologist for a correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Why is psoriasis more common in males? I need some advice.

Not true: Psoriasis is slightly more common in females for reasons that are not known. ...Read more

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What are common cquses of scalp psoriasis? And what are the treatment options, management and cure?

What are common cquses of scalp psoriasis? And what are the treatment options, management and cure?

Scalp Psoriasis: No one knows the cause of psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis occurs mainly in women. There is no cure, as yet, for this baffling skin ailment. There are several shampoos that can help, not cure, your condition. Shampoos with tar, daily, have been known to help. Treatment options would be: see a dermatologist! he or she can give you the proper management options. ...Read more

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I am about to start methotrexate for psoriasis and have had genital herpes in the past. How common will outbreaks occur on it and to what severity?

I am about to start methotrexate for psoriasis and have had genital herpes in the past. How common will outbreaks occur on it and to what severity?

Not very common : It is still fairly safe. I use the medication in my patients all the time. You can possible still have flare from time to time and it may not be related to methotrexate but other causes such as stress, anxiety, high dose steroid, etc. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel syndrome more common in patient with psoriasis arthritis? Does it have any impact on treatment for cts if you have psa?

Carpal tunnel syndrome more common in patient with psoriasis arthritis?  Does it have any impact on treatment for cts if you have psa?

Yes: If the wrist has arthritis or the skin near the wrist is inflamed you would expect carpal tunnel syndrome much more commonly than normal. The medical treatment involves controlling the psoriatic arthritis systemically, injecting the wrist with a corticosteroid if necessary, and splitting the wrist. Surgery would be a last resort but only if medical treatment fails.. ...Read more

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What is psoriasis?

Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read more

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